Everest SW Ridge

  • 8,850 m / 29,035 ft
  • Nepal
  • 54 days


Mount Everest is definitely the most known mountain in the world because it is the highest summit, the nearest place to the sky and the stars. Many pages of the history of mountaineering have been written on the slopes of Sagarmatha (its Nepalese name). In particular, in May 1953, Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary reached the summit for the first time. Our expedition will follow the same route as these pioneers, the south-west ridge.

Our objective is to put you in the best conditions to reach the summit of Everest with a very good team of Sherpas and a superior logistics. World Sherpas will also provide a tracking system for your family, friends and sponsors to follow your progress as well as photo and video coverage of the expedition.

World Sherpas 2022 expedition will be led by the very experienced Furtemba Sherpa, UIAGM guides.


Everest South-West ridge climbing route

Island Peak climbing route (acclimatisation peak)

Island Peak and Everest Base Camp trekking route


Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1,350 m / 4,430 ft)

Day 2
Preparation day for expedition in Kathmandu

Day 3
Fly to Lukla (2,860m / 9,317ft) and trek to Monjo (2,835 m / 9,300 ft)

Day 4
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,340 m / 11,155 ft)

Day 5
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar

Day 6
Trek to Pangboche (3,930 m / 12,893 ft)

Day 7
Trek to Dingboche (4,410 m / 14,470 ft)

Day 8
Acclimatization day in Dingboche

Day 9
Trek to Chukhung (4,730 m / 15,518 ft) – Training session on fixed line

Day 10
Trek to Island Peak Base Camp (5,400 m / 16,630 ft)

Day 11

Climb to Island Peak High Camp (6,000 m / 19,685 ft), night at High Camp

Day 12
Climb to Island Peak summit (6,189 m / 20,305 ft) and second night at the High Camp 

Day 13
Trek to Chukhung

Day 14
Trek to Lobuche (4,940 m / 16,210 ft)

Day 15
Trek to Everest Base Camp (5,345 m / 17,536 ft)

Day 16-48
Climbing period on Everest

Day 49
Trek to Pheriche (4,371 m / 14,340 ft)

Day 50
Trek to Namche Bazaar (3,340 m / 11,155 ft)

Day 51
Trek to Lukla (2,860m / 9,317ft)

Day 52
Scheduled flight Lukla/Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 53
Reserve day at Kathmandu

Day 54
Transfer to airport for departure 


Costs include

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from airport (both domestic and international)
  • Return domestic flight tickets Kathmandu / Lukla
  • Transport of up to 2 duffle bags of a maximum total weight of 40 kgs during the trek to Base Camp and on domestic flights
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at a good quality hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis on a double basis (single option at extra cost)
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • Accommodation in spacious individual tents at Base Camp with foam mattress, carpets, light and storage space
  • On High Camps, accommodation in shared expedition tents
  • Necessary staff including experienced guides, cook, kitchen staff and porters during trekking and climbing
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee) during trek and climbing
  • Climbing permit (11,000 US$) and all fees and deposits required by the local regulations (e.g. line fixing, garbage deposit)
  • Standard tip to climbing sherpa and all staff
  • 1:1 Experienced climbing sherpa per client on summit day (IFMGA Guide/Aspirant Guide)
  • 8 oxygen bottles with a Summit mask and regulator (Climbing guides will also be on oxygen to ensure a maximum safety)
  • First aid medical kit
  • Registration and fee paid to the Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic
  • Satellite phone at Base Camp (available to members as a paying service)
  • Radio set for communication with Base Camp during climbing
  • Use of a Garmin OutReach two-way satellite messaging system with satellite subscription
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Solar panel/generator for light and battery charger at Base Camp
  • Portable hyperbaric chamber at Base Camp
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • 2 x World Sherpas Duffle bags
  • World Sherpas T-Shirt
  • Set of quality photos/films taken by our guides

Costs Exclude

  • Summit/safety bonus (minimum of 1,500 US$)
  • Tips for kitchen staff and porters (minimum of 400 US$)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except welcome dinner)
  • Extra hotel charge at Kathmandu (bar bills, laundry, additional nights)
  • Personal expenses in lodges during the trek such as battery charging (cameras, phone, laptops), showers, laundry, beverages, bottled water and snacks in lodges
  • Additional nights in lodges during the trek not planned by us
  • Internet access during the trek and at Base Camp (we can arrange a Nepalese SIM card and top-up card for you at Kathmandu for calls and internet)
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment
  • Personal medical, travel & evacuation insurance (mandatory)
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
Price / Date

6 April / 30 May 2023

Trip facts

Summit altitude
8,850 m / 29,035 ft

South-West Ridge

Nepal, Khumbu Valley region

Type of climb
Fixed line
Snow / Ice, occasionally rock

Altitude of camps
8,850 m
29,035 ft
7,950 m
26,086 ft
Camp 4
7,200 m
23,625 ft
Camp 3
6,400 m
21,000 ft
Camp 2
6,100 m
20,013 ft
Camp 1
5,345 m
17,536 ft
Base Camp
We like
  • There is only one highest mountain in the world and this is the one
  • A big page of climbing history was written on these slopes and continues to be written
  • A summit day you will never forget on the ridge between Nepal and China
  • The life at Base Camp where you mix with climbers from all over the world
  • The acclimatization on a beautiful 6,000 m peak (Island Peak) just behind Everest